go holiday france sports activity holidays to enjoy in the Languedoc-Roussillon South of France
golf • tennis • mountains & sea sports • water sports • climbing • walking • horse riding • kayaking
‘Go Holiday France’ offer stunning adventure holidays with many
sports & leisure activities to take part in, fascinating places to explore, discover & experience with exciting & challenging recreations to pursue.
Rent a chalet by the Mediterranean or a Chateau near to the the canal du midi.
Ride horseback through the mountains or by the Mediterranean sea.
Canoe or white water raft down deep river gorges
or gently float along the canal du midi in an old barge.
Walk or cycle through the mountains following the trail of the Cathars
These are but a few of the attractions in the Languedoc Roussillon so if you are looking for a weeding weekend or a conference with a difference, please consider choosing us for your venue on www.gomarryinfrance.com
Surrounded by peace, get away from it all, spoil yourself & relax.
Delight in the lovely atmosphere of the sunny South of France where the welcome is as warm & lasting as the weather.
This is not just a holiday but a glimpse of a different way of life.
On the other hand, don’t relax, learn to scuba dive, get scared with nail biting white water rafting or cannoning down a mountain rock-face! Or just dip your toes in the Mediterranean & soak up the sun while your partner hurtles by on a jet ski or is hopelessly learning to wind-surf or is scarily soaring into the air with a paraglide board!
There is something here for everyone, come & join in with the fun!
We will help you match your favourite sport to your holiday accommodation,
a holiday cottage, a villa, a charming B&B, a hotel or Chateau.
‘Go Holiday France’ will help you source the ideal holiday accommodation for yourself, group or family. We are based in the same stunning area that all of the accommodation on this site is. We therefore have a great knowledge &
experience about the best place to be to enjoy your favourite sports activity.
If you have a small family then a cottage near to the sea may suit you well.
If you wish to enjoy long country walks, away from it all, then a farmhouse in the middle of the vineyards in the countryside may be your ideal.
If you are looking for a more personal service that is both ‘child friendly with a helpful & relaxed atmosphere for your holiday & at the same time combined with great food & wine & creative courses, then a chateau with a restaurant, luxury bedrooms & self-catering cottages may be your answer.
If you want to get away from it all & not see anyone for days then a mountain retreat will tick all of your boxes.
The choices are yours, you decide, we just make it happen!
Hunting, shooting & fishing
Private shooting & hunting is held in the mountains for enthusiasts to take part in “la chasse” hunting wild boar, deer, duck, pheasant & wildfowl. Deep sea fishing for tuna; river & lake fishing for trout, pike, perch & carp.
Canal du Midi & River Aude.
Water sports, canal barging & para gliding Wind-surfing, jet ski, sailing, scuba-diving, water skiing is off the Mediterranean coast & the lakes are ideal for beginners.
Boating, cycling & walking is along canal du midi. Ridge-gliding, canoeing, hiking & climbing is in the Black mountains.
The Languedoc-Roussillon is a very special region, the people are charming, the food & wine delicious, the scenery, diverse, vast & totally breathtaking.
The Mediterranean coastline offers both miles of sandy beaches as well as hidden coves & sea lagoons.
The mountains stretch down to the sea offering both peace & tranquillity for some & challenging sports for others who have come looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush excitement.
Come & discover some new challenges with combination outdoor activity holidays individually designed for you & your family.
We create tailor-made breaks including superb gourmet food, some of the best wine in the world, a wide range of sports & creative courses as well as relaxation, all of which will add up to make your ideal sports activity holiday.
Please scroll down the page to see sample itineraries.
Horseriding & show-jumping.
Riding treks are taken along the long beaches of the mediterranean, over the vineyards, in the hills & along the Canal du midi. Swim with the horses in the river Aude; take tuition in show Jumping & dressage from working professional tutors.
Canoeing, Kayaking, Canioning & White water rafting
Sports in the wild mountain gorges are fast with furiously flowing rivers of the Corbiéres, Pyrenees Orientals & Black Mountains where there is also rock climbing, swimming in gently flowing rivers & even paddling in rock pools.
walking, hiking, mountain biking, golf, cycling & tennis
Walking & cycling is organised with a variety of routes that can satisfy all levels of fitness, along the canal du midi, the mountains & sea etangs, be surrounded by beautiful countryside. Bicycles available to hire. There are
golf courses & tennis courts nearby.
Winter sports, skiing, snow-boarding & mountain climbing.
Winter sports, mountaineering, rock climbing, snow shoeing, skiing, hiking & off-piste guiding are found in the Pyrenees; ideal locations for novice & experienced alike. Routes & maps are supplied to walkers & cyclists wanting to explore the mountains & gorges.
Sample itineraries for activity holidays
Choose your sport, how much exploring or relaxation you would like, these are some ideas,
we will help plan your holiday for you.
An example of a mixed golf, walking & bicycling holiday
Enjoy golf & discover the region by walking & cycling as well. With 300 days of sunshine per year, the region is ideal for golf; courses are located on the coast, mountains or near the historic cities of Carcassonne & Beziers. We create golf touring holidays, for lovers of discovery, nature, history, Mediterranean culture, landscapes & wine & food.
•1st Day: 30 mins drive to Beziers, & the Saint-Thomas 18 hole golf course set in typically Mediterranean scenery. Explore Beziers; destroyed in the Albigensian crusade. Visit the beautiful cathedral, cycle along the canal du midi & the 7 locks that lead to the sea.
•2nd Day: Travel to Carcassonne golf course where they hold intensive workshops. Visit the magnificent walled cité & explore the chateau Comtal. Return through the mountains where there are caves to visit & small villages & routes in the forests to follow by bike.
•3rd Day: Drive to Montpellier & Golf de La Grande-Motte. The city is outstanding with a vibrant city centre; nearby is the magnificent Roman Pont du Gard with beautiful walking & cycling trails around the aqueduct; after we visit Arles & the Roman coliseum.
•4th Day: Visit the beautiful sea-side golf course at Cap D’Agde, with miles of Oyster beds & long white beaches. For serious walkers & bird lovers there is a nature reserve by the sea lake & for those in search of history, the museum of Hellenistic archaeology.
•5th day: Visit the Golf club at Lamelou-les-bains in the heart of the Parc Régional du Haut Languedoc in the Black Mountains & cycle through some of the most stunning countryside that you can imagine. Lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Gorges at Rocobrun & walk through Mediterranean gardens looking out to the sea or hike to the top of gorges d’heric.
An example of horse riding, tennis & water sports holiday
A riding holiday in the Pays de Cathars country in South of France at any time of the year is memorable. Whatever your riding ability is when you arrive, a course can be designed for you. When not riding, you can also enjoy white water rafting, jet ski, kayaking & wind surfing. There are also beautiful tennis courts & expert coaching nearby.
Opportunities abound, there is no way that you will be bored.
•1st Day: Start with an hour’s induction at the stables, to access your ability. You have to groom & tack up each day, riding hats are provided. Beginners are given tuition to improve riding skills. We take a hack over the local vineyards & along the Canal du Midi. We can visit an inland lake for windsurfing or take a game of tennis.
•2nd Day: You are introduced to your first lesson in Jumping & a hack is taken over the hills & down to the river Aude. Gallops are taken along the deserted vineyards in the beautiful light of the fading day. There are tennis courts in the village or you can go swimming in one of the many mountain rivers or just relax round our heated pool.
•3rd Day: Start with 1 hour of dressage riding tuition & learning to be in tune with your mount, which is so important when jumping or performing more intricate techniques. A trip is taken to the mountains for an exhilarating kayak trip down a fast running river with over 10 miles of rapids in the stunningly beautiful Parc Régional du Haut Languedoc.
•4th Day: This ride is taken through the wild countryside & down to the river Aude where you swim with the horses. You will build an understanding with your mount; this is quite a wonderful experience. This is also very dependant on the water level of the river & your skill. Later you can visit the fabulous International Tennis Centre, Cap d'Agde, which has 40 hard & indoor tennis courts. Finish the day with a swim in the Mediterranean.
•5th day: 1 hour of tuition concentrating on show Jumping & dressage techniques. You also ride along one of the Mediterranean sea lakes where, later you can enjoy some
windsurfing & jet skiing. Additional riding & tuition can be arranged & paid for per hour.
If you want to find out more about canoeing & kyakking please view : www.canoe-herault.fr
If you want to find out more about water sports in Guissan please view : www.gruissan-info.com